Pace University allows responsible drinking if you are legally allowed to drink in your host country. Illegal, irresponsible drinking, and/or misbehaving while drinking are violations of Pace University’s policy.
Appropriate use of alcohol is shaped by local laws, cultural norms, individual program regulations, and safety considerations. Alcohol consumption is a major factor in many of the injuries, assaults, and thefts that might be experienced by students on study abroad programs. Excessive drinking can be disruptive to your program and have a negative impact on your experience (and those around you). Before departure, research the drinking culture in the country you're studying in. Finally, your consumption of alcohol (or another drug), and/or your behavior while under the influence, might lead to a violation of local laws in addition to program and Pace University conduct codes
Students traveling or studying abroad in university-sanctioned programs remain under the jurisdiction of Pace policies, rules, and regulations found in the Student Handbook - University Policies, Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. They are also under the jurisdiction of the codes of conduct of the international partner or provider. Program participation may be terminated for violations of either policy with the subsequent loss of credits and of tuition payment, and possible disciplinary action upon their return to campus.
Pace University has a no-tolerance approach to drug use while abroad. Students using drugs abroad may immediately be removed from the program at their own cost.
If You Choose to Drink or Use Other Drugs in a Foreign Country
- Many countries have laws regarding alcohol and other drug use that are more severe than laws in the United States. If you break the law, there is little that Pace University or the U.S. government can do for you.
- Your consumption of alcohol or another drug, and/or your behavior while under the influence, might lead to a violation of local laws in addition to program and University conduct codes.
- Remember - you are representing yourself but also your program, the U.S., and Pace University.